St. Pete Beach named country’s best beach by TripAdvisor

So, did St. Pete Beach earn its high ranking because of Floribama Shore?

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The same patch of sand where the cast of MTV’s "Floribama Shore" would “puke and rally,” was named best beach in the nation.

Today, travel website TripAdvisor released its annual “World’s Best Beaches for 2021” list, and St. Pete Beach took the top spot in the U.S., and fifth globally. Nearby, Madeira Beach was ranked ninth, Treasure Island Beach was 16th and Clearwater Beach came in at 18th.

The website says the beaches were chosen by users’ “quality and quantity of reviews and ratings,” as well as the volume of “saves,” between Jan. 1, 2020-Dec. 31, 2020.

It's hard to ignore that this time span is also when the MTV reality show, which was filmed in St. Pete Beach, was also airing. So, did St. Pete Beach earn its high ranking because of "Floribama Shore" fans? Eh, probably not. 

You can see the full list of beaches here

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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